Republica (album)

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Republica
Republica cover.jpg
Studio album by Republica
Released 30 July 1996 (1996-07-30)
Recorded 1993–95
Studio
  • Milo Studios
  • The Workhouse Studios (London, United Kingdom)
Genre
Length 48:22
Label
Producer
Republica chronology
Republica
(1996)
Speed Ballads
(1998)
Singles from Republica
  1. "Bloke"
    Released: January 1995
  2. "Ready to Go"
    Released: 15 April 1996
  3. "Drop Dead Gorgeous"
    Released: 21 April 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Republica is the debut studio album by English band Republica. It was released first released in the USA on 30 July 1996 by RCA Records, then released in the UK on 5 October 1996 by Deconstruction Records.

Upon its release, Republica received generally positive reviews from music critics and was a commercial success. It peaked at number four on the UK Album Charts. In the United States, it reached number 153 on the Billboard 200 and was also successful in other countries, such as Germany and New Zealand.

Three singles were released from the album: "Bloke" and two hit singles, "Ready to Go" and "Drop Dead Gorgeous".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Saffron, Tim Dorney, Andy Todd and Johnny Male except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ready to Go"   5:01
2. "Bloke" Saffron, Dorney, Todd 4:56
3. "Bitch" Saffron, Dorney, Todd 5:13
4. "Get Off"   3:57
5. "Picture Me" Saffron, Dorney, Todd 5:47
6. "Drop Dead Gorgeous"   4:30
7. "Out of the Darkness"   3:49
8. "Wrapp"   1:45
9. "Don't You Ever"   4:00
10. "Holly" Saffron, Dorney, Todd 4:23
11. "Ready to Go" (original mix)   5:01
Total length: 48:22

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Saffron - vocals, songwriter
  • Tim Dorney - producer, keyboards, songwriter
  • Johnny Male - producer, guitar, songwriter
  • Conor Lawrence - producer, drums, songwriter
  • Ben Grosse - additional producer, programming
  • Dave Arch - piano
  • Paul Cartlidge - guitar
  • Pete Davis - keyboards, programming
  • Jez Williams - guitar
  • Randy Jacobs - guitar
  • Grant Mohrman - guitar
  • Marlon Young - guitar
  • Sal Aiello - guitar
  • Ian Tregoning - mixing
  • Phil Dane - mixing
  • Jesus Beats - programming
  • John Vitale - programming, guitar
  • Mike Tuller - programming

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[2] 34
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 47
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[4] 36
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[5] 26
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 48
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 4
US Billboard 200[8] 153

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Republica - Republica". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Republica – Republica" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Republica – Republica" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Republica – Republica". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Republica – Republica". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Republica | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Republica – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Republica. Retrieved 7 May 2016.

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